13 Reasons Why star Tommy Dorfman comes out as transgender: ‘I am a trans woman’

13 Reasons Why star Tommy Dorfman comes out as transgender: ‘I am a trans woman’

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13 Reasons Why star Tommy Dorfman has come out as a transgender woman.

The actress opened up about her identity in a new interview and revealed she has made 'a transition medically'.

Speaking to TIME, she explained: "For a year now, I have been privately identifying and living as a woman – a trans woman.

"It's funny to think about coming out, because I haven't gone anywhere. I view today as a reintroduction to me as a woman, having made a transition medically."

The star added: "Coming out is always viewed as this grand reveal, but I was never not out,' she went on. 'Today is about clarity: I am a trans woman. My pronouns are she/her. My name is Tommy."

Tommy is best known for her role as Ryan Shaver in the Netflix drama 13 Reasons Why.

She played a male student at Liberty High School who betrayed Hannah Baker's trust by publishing her problems in the school paper without her knowledge.


Tommy also shared the TIME photo shoot onto her Instagram page.

In one snap, she rocked a gorgeous sheer red dress and a wavey bob, along with simple jewellery.

One other picture showed her in a classy black long-sleeved dress that featured a slit on the front.

"Thrilled to reintroduce myself as the woman I am today. my pronouns are she/her," she wrote.

"I’m especially grateful to every single trans person who walked this path, broke down barriers, and risked their lives to live authentically and radically as themselves before me.

"Thank you to all the trans woman that showed me who I am, how to live, celebrate myself, and take up space in this world."

Tommy is best known for her role in 13 Reasons Why

She uploaded the TIME shoot to Instagram as well

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The actress' famous pals took to the comment section to post sweet messages.

Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson posted: "Yes! Stunning as always!"

"She is everything," designer Marc Jacobs commented. "A beautiful human."

Co-star Brandon Flynn wrote: "Love YOU!"

The Love, Victor star says she won't be changing her name as she was named after her uncle, who passed one month after she was born.

While she was transitioning, Tommy wasn't at a place where she felt 'safe enough' to open up about it.

However, she had been posting snaps of her changing style to her 1.3 million followers.

Tommy is married to Peter Zurkuhlen, with the two tying the knot in November 2016.

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